Andor’s Death Star Reveal Makes Original Trilogy Darker (and Better)
Warning: Contains SPOILERS for Andor Season 1 Episode 12.Andor Death Star Season 1 post-credits reveal serves to change War of the galaxies‘ Original Trilogy, making it darker and better. One of the greatest mysteries Andor Season 1 was the question of what Cassian Andor, Kino Loy and the other inmates were building in the Imperial prison. Despite Cassian’s escape and two more episodes keeping him away from prison, the final moments of the season confirmed theories that pieces were being built for the Death Star.
Showing the Death Star Andor The post-credits scene from Season 1 is a big twist, but not one that directly affects Cassian’s story for Andor Season 2. His journey will take him to the Death Star, but not to the events of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Instead, the impact continues War of the galaxies more broadly, in particular the Original Trilogy and specifically A New Hope. The Death Star was already a symbol of the Empire’s power, but learning more about its construction and the ways people were used to make it makes it that much more horrifying and adds a new human cost. at the battle station.
The Prisoners Building The Death Star completes Andor’s Empire change
The prisoners who help build the Death Star is a devastating and dark revelation, knowing both the amount of torture they were subjected to and the terrible actions the Empire will perform. But this isn’t a twist that exists in isolation: it may be a post-credits stinger, but it fits perfectly with Andorthe representation of the Empire. More than none War of the galaxies media before, Andor delves into how terrible and downright dangerous life is under imperial rule. It shows the different methods they used to control people, from deploying forces on the ground to changing laws and sentencing on a whim.
Get into the day-to-day internal workings, Andor it truly scares the Empire and shows how it creates an oppressive and suffocating existence for those over whom it has authority. He has no regard for his people, only to maintain and increase his power. There is a tragic loss of freedom that is best shown Andor, whether literally in prison or not. To own AndorThe prisoners, many of whom are there for no reason, build the Death Star, the Empire’s greatest show of force, completes this part of the story thematically while paying off a Season 1 mystery.
Andor’s Death Star reveal makes the original Star Wars trilogy better
AndorThe reveal of the Death Star fits its own story and themes, but also helps to reframe and deepen. War of the galaxies‘Original trilogy. The Empire was already a very clear representation of a fascist regime, but now there is a much greater understanding of how they actually operate which makes them even more horrifying. The Death Star destroying Alderaan, for example, is all the more disturbing knowing that the battle station was built by prisoners who were forced to do so, not knowing what was going on. At the same time, however, this also makes the victories of the Rebel Alliance, especially the destruction of the Death Stars in A New Hope i Return of the Jedi – everything sweeter.
In addition to focusing on the Empire, Andor has shown how the various rebel factions began to unite. It has rightly brought to light the true human cost of fighting the Empire: not just the loss of life, but what people had to sacrifice within themselves to face the battle, giving up their own hopes and dreams to ensure a future to others. . The destruction of the Death Star is only possible because of this; because of people like Cassian and Kino Loy in prison. They may have unwittingly made the Death Star, but they actively helped destroy it and defeat the Empire. Andor does War of the galaxies‘ The original trilogy is darker, yes, but also much more satisfying to watch.
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